Long Island University Gala Action

by on June 2, 2015

Long Island University Gala Action

For the last three years, OPEIU members have been fighting against the top 1% administration of Long Island University. LIU hired President Kimberly Cline to implement neo-liberal policies in detriment of workers and students. It is not just a mere contract fight, but a fight against an economic model that seeks to destroy the lives of the working class. We know the results of neo-liberal policies. We see those results in housing, education, immigration, health, police brutality, anti-union, inequality and repressive policies every single day. On June 3rd, 2015, we will be protesting against LIU Gala and the Banker John Kanas (BANKUNITED). Please join us in the fight!

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Resistencia: batalla en el Aguan, en El látigo contra la corrupción

by on May 23, 2015

Resistencia: batalla en el Aguan, en El látigo contra la corrupción

Special Forum for Oscar Lopez Rivera

by on May 7, 2015

May 21 US Political Prisoners Forum

JOIN The Oscar Lopez Rivera Contingent on May Day!

by on May 6, 2015

Oscar Lopez Rivera

Friday May 1st, 2015 Union Square

5:00pm: Contingent comes together in front of the Staples on Union Square located at 5 Union Square West

5:30pm:  We march with our brothers and sisters in the Labor and the Immigration rights movements!

Join the Oscar Lopez Rivera Contingent on May Day!  We will be proudly waving our Puerto Rican flags, giving out literature about Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera, and supporting the demands of our brothers and sisters in the May 1st Coalition:

No more police terror!
We want jobs, $15 an hour and a union!
End militarization of the border & police departments
Legalization, not deportations!
From the Philippines, Venezuela, Syria, Honduras, Mexico, Cuba, Palestine Solidarity Not War!

The same forces that protect the police when they abuse our communities, keep workers’ wages low, attack Cuba and Venezuela, and oppress the 99% are the same forces that have colonized Puerto Rico and kept Oscar Lopez Rivera, an innocent man, in jail for nearly 34 years.  Same Struggle, Same Fight!

Join the Oscar Lopez Rivera Contingent and stand in solidarity with the PEOPLE!

Contingent Sponsors: The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign; New York Solidarity with Vieques; El Frente Socialista de Puerto Rico-NYC; El Movimiento Socialista de Trabajadores-NYC; Hector Lopez, Green Party;  National Lawyer’s Guild;  El Colectivo de InformacionAlDesnudo.com; Saulo Colon, Educator/Activist; Not4Prophet and AGIT Army;  Jesus Mangual, Activist/Artist;  and El Partido Independentista Puertorriqueno-NYC, List still in formation…

National Call in Day for Oscar Lopez Rivera
Wednesday April 29th, 2015
Teresa Gutierrez of the International Action Center-Latin America/Caribbean & Immigration Projects
endorses this month’s Call In Day! Read her statement below!

Oscar Lopez Rivera

Inspired by the “5th of every month for the Cuban 5” campaign and the 33 x Oscar initiative in Puerto Rico, The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign has decided to dedicate the 29th of every month to Oscar Lopez Rivera!

On the 29th of each month, we’re asking all our allies and supporters to CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND DEMAND THE RELEASE OF PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL PRISONER OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA!

Call President Obama at 202-456-1111 and leave a message!  Let him know that Oscar Lopez Rivera has been in prison for too long and deserves to go home!

We need to flood the voice mail with our united demands for freedom!

Sample Message for your phone call:

President Obama, I ask that you free Puerto Rican Political Prisoner, Oscar Lopez Rivera.  Since 1981, he has been in jail for fighting for Puerto Rican independence; he never committed a violent crime and has been a model prisoner.  I ask that you follow in the foot steps of Presidents Truman, Carter, and Clinton, who freed other Puerto Rican activists, and set Oscar free!

Teresa Gutierrez

Teresa Gutierrez
Natl Director, IAC Latin-America/Caribbean
& Immigration Projects

As an elder in the struggle, who lived through Cointelpro, I often wonder what I would do if the racist state came after me. Really came after me.

I guess I will never know unless it happens.

But I know one thing:  Should something like that happen to me I would invoke the spirit of my comrades to make me strong.  I would evoke the spirit of Oscar Lopez and Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Lynne Stewart, the Cuban Five, Assata Shakur and all those who have been imprisoned unjustly simply for defending their people.

But more importantly for never giving up their principles and convictions despite facing the greatest odds imaginable.

This is why I am making my phone call for Oscar’s release on April 29.  I urge you to do the same.

Meet me at Union Square

by on April 26, 2015

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